Abel Eastabrook, 1848-1937
Son-In-Law Kills Able Easterbrook (sic Eastabrook) – Wolbach’s grand old man, and Greeley county’s last of twelve Civil War veterans is dead. Able Easterbrook, 88, long familiar to our citizens, and known for his generosity and kindness of heart, was killed in his bed with a pinch bar in the hands of his son-in-law, Frank Braddock, who then took his own life with a double-barreled shotgun in the Braddock home at Hastings, Monday night. Military funeral services were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon (Thursday) at the Methodist church. The following article from the Morning Spotlight at Hastings gives an account of the double tragedy: Frank Braddock, 918 west Tenth street, killed his 88-year-old father-in-law, Able Easterbrook with a pinch bar last night. He ended his life with a shotgun. The double tragedy came a few hours after Braddock’s wife had entered suit for divorce and had requested a restraining order to keep him from the family home. Braddock came to the house about 11 p.m. and smashed in a back door to gain entry to the kitchen. He found the door between the kitchen and living room locked and broke out the paneling with a pinch bar which he used in the killing. He made a hole sufficiently large to reach through and get the keys from the other side and unlocked that door. Mrs. Braddock heard the commotion and leaped from bed to run, barefooted through the snow to the house next door, that of Frank Taggart, 914 west Tenth street. Mr. Taggart dressed hurriedly and went to the Braddock house. He found the elderly man, who had been an invalid for several years, lying dead, his head in a pool of blood, the skull battered in. On a buffet in the living room lay the pinch bar, still dripping blood. The bar was still in its wrappings. It had been purchased that afternoon at a local hardware store. Braddock had disappeared. Taggart called the police. Officers Hank Schreiner and Charles Belz were the first to arrive. Fearing that Braddock had hidden and might be still dangerous they searched the house with drawn guns. Finding no trace of their quarry upstairs, they went to the basement. In a coal bin, his head literally blown to pieces, was Braddock, slouched against a partition, an old fashioned double barreled shotgun beneath his crumpled body. Braddock was brought to the police station Saturday night after his wife had complained that he was creating a disturbance. He had been drinking heavily, and had two bottles of liquor with him at the time. After promising to behave and go to a rooming house he was released. Later he returned to the home on Tenth street and continued the fracas. Yesterday Mrs. Braddock filed action for divorce, declaring that he drank excessively, was abusive, that he used vile language and that on several occasions he beat her. She asked that he be restrained from coming to the house. Last June she filed a similar petition and obtained a restraining order. The petition was withdrawn four days later. The elderly man was evidently killed in his sleep. His head lay in a pool of blood and had sunk in a depression of the pillows. From Braddock’s position it was apparent that he leaned against the partition of the coal bin with his gun held between his knees and the muzzle against his head. He taped the trigger with a yardstick. The other barrel was still loaded and cocked. The slain man, who was about 88 years old, had been an invalid for several years. He had made his home with his daughter for at least three years. Braddock’s overcoat was left in his wife’s bedroom which leads from the living room. Officer Belz saw Braddock about 9:30 at the Burlington station. Braddock was cold sober at that time. He chatted with the patrolman, saying that he was going to run down to Omaha for a few days to visit his sons. He carried a small suitcase and two small bundles. One of those Belz recognized as the pinch bar which became the lethal weapon. Braddock’s suitcase was found laying across the back steps and with it a small pasteboard box filled with stationery. There was no writing on the paper and a careful search failed to reveal any note of explanation of the double slaying. Mrs. Braddock was at the Taggart home last night. She was in a state of hysteria and could not talk of the tragic events of the evening. Sheriff Worthy B. Wood was called as soon as the police learned of the affair and conducted his investigations. The bodies were removed to the Volland Funeral home. The Braddocks have two sons living. Earl, 22 years old, is an Omaha insurance adjuster. Clyde, 30, is an employee of a tire company in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 4, 1937
Joint Services for Tragedy Victims – Joint funeral services for Abel Eastabrook, Greeley county’s last Civil War veteran and his son-in-law Frank Braddock, who took his own life after slaying the aged man, were held in the Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, Nebraska, Thursday, February 4, 1937. Mr. Braddock was buried in the Parkview cemetery at Hastings, after which Mr. Eastabrook was brought to Wolbach where services conducted by Rev. George M. Bing and in charge of the McIntyre mortuary were held at the Methodist church. Burial was made in the Hillside cemetery with six grandsons, Darold and Kenneth Bussell, Lorren and John Eastabrook, Jr. and Clyde and Earl Braddock as pall bearers. ABEL EASTABROOK – Abel Eastabrook was born at Milledgeville, Ill., March 28, 1848, and life was ended at Hastings, Nebraska, February 1, 1937. He enlisted in the Civil War when but a young lad and was mustered out at Memphis Tenn. in 1864. He came immediately to Nebraska, settling first in Howard County and later moved to Greeley County, Nebraska, where he lived for forty years. For a time he was a rider in the Pony Express and had many thrilling adventures in that daring work. His headquarters at that time was at Columbus, Nebraska. It was there that he met and married Philena Baker of that city in 1871. To this union six children were born, five of whom survive. One daughter, Mrs. Lottie Bussell died in 1926. The surviving children are, Fred Eastabrook of Ft. Hall, Idaho, Mrs. Nora Braddock of Hastings, Nebraska, Roland of Wauneta, Nebraska, John of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Mrs. Agnes Evans of Grier, New Mexico. Abel Eastabrook was an upright man and keenly interested in all good things. He was an active member of the Methodist church, holding his membership at Wolbach, where he resided prior to going to Hastings. He had a slight stroke of paralysis more than a year ago and some months ago fell and broke his hip. This confined him to his bed. He had a good record as a soldier, having served in the 174th Tenn. Volunteers, in Co. G. During his younger days he owned and operated hotels in several western towns. He was employed for a time in the building of the B. & M. Railroad when it was put through Hastings. (Obit of Frank Braddock followed, see Section B)
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 11, 1937
Philena C. (Baker) Eastabrooks, 1855-1918
Obituary – Philena C. Baker was born at Fairfield, Michigan, March 12, 1855. Died at her home at Wolbach, Nebr., January 31, 1918 at the age of 62 years 10 months and 19 days. Her mother died while she was yet a child, she with her older sister came to Nebraska when about 14 years of age and has lived in Nebraska ever since. In the year 1872 she was married to Abel Eastabrooks, and to this union were born seven children, four boys and three girls. One son died in infancy. The others all survive her. She leaves to mourn her loss, husband, three sons, three daughters, five brothers, three sisters and a host of friends. She has lived in Wolbach and the vicinity of Cushing for the past 45 years. About 25 years ago she was converted and united with the Methodist church and remained a faithful member until the end. She found great joy in the service of her master, and when her health would permit she was always in her place at the services. Mrs. Eastabrooks will be greatly missed by the church, she helped organize the first Ladies Aid of Wolbach, was a member of the W.C.T.U, the Royal Neighbors and will be greatly missed by all. She was a faithful patient loving wife, a devoted mother and a true friend. Her suffering of the last few months has been exceedingly great, but she has been patient and said she was ready and only waiting for the end and at the last she has won the crown. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. "Tell me, my secret soul, Oh, tell me, Hope and Faith, Is there no resting place From sorrow sin, and death? Is there no happy spot, Where mortals may be blessed; Where grief may find a balm And weariness a rest? Faith, Hope and Love, Best boons to mortals given, Waved bright wings and whisper Yes—in Heaven" – CARD OF THANKS – Words cannot express our many thanks to each and every one, kind friends Royal Neighbors and the pastor for the kind deeds in aiding us in the long illness of our dear wife and mother. Many thanks for the beautiful floral offerings. A. Eastabrooks and children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, February 7, 1918
Mildred (Neumann) Eastman, ca. 1902-1946
Mildred Eastman Succumbs Saturday – Mr. and Mrs. Harold Neumann received a telegram Saturday night of the passing away of his sister, Mrs. Mildred Eastman, 45 of Pueblo, Colorado. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at that place. Surviving are her husband Hobert Eastman, four children, Mrs. Marie Miller, Mrs. Sylvia Bacon, Tim and David, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Neumann, Wolbach; two brothers Harold Neumann, Wolbach; Ralph Neumann, Fullerton; three sisters, Mrs. Mable Auten, Pierce; Mrs. Lillian Thompson, Juniata; and Mrs. Dorothy Eigbrett, Buffalo, N. D. and two grand children. All of the above relatives attended with the exception of Mrs. Eigbrett.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 2, 1947
Mildred Eastman Obituary as Published In Nazarene Paper – It is with deepest sorrow we write of the home-going of our Pastor’s beloved and faithful wife, Mrs. Mildred Neumann Eastman, who was born in Sutton, Nebraska, December 5, 1901 and stepped from this world to her heavenly home December 21, 1946 at 6:45 p.m. at the age of 45 years and 16 days. On June 23, 1924 Mildred Neumann was united in marriage to Hobart T. Eastman at Casper, Wyoming. Together, they entered the pastoral work, and since 1925, have been pastors of various churches in Colorado, with the exception of 1936-1943, during which time Bro. Eastman was in the Evangelistic work. Sister Eastman was ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Colorado District in 1944. Truly, she has been a faithful worker and a blessing to many. This dearly loved servant of God was stricken ill Wednesday, December 18 and passed away the following Saturday. The Church feels deeply this great loss. We shall miss her sunny disposition, sweet smile, and cheerful cooperation. She has won her crown. Though our hearts are heavy, we sorrow not as those who have no hope, but we are looking forward to the glorious resurrection. Sister Eastman is survived by the following relatives: husband, Rev. H. T. Eastman; two sons, H. Timothy and Danny Lee of the family home, 1215 E. 6th St., Pueblo; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bacon of Pueblo, and Mrs. Earl Miller of Denver; mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. George Neumann of Wolbach, Nebr.; two grandchildren, Dennis Earl and Sharon Ruth Miller; and the following brothers and sisters: Harold Neumann of Wolbach, Nebr., Ralph Newman of Fullerton, Nebr., Mrs. Mabel Auten of Pierce, Nebr., Mrs. Lillian Thompson, Juniata, Nebr., and Mrs. Dorothy Eigbert of Buffalo, N. Y. Funeral services were held at First Church, Tuesday, December 24 at 2:30. The church was filled with friends seeking to pay final tribute to a beloved saint. Bro. Brough read the scripture, Bro. Daniels offered prayer, and Bro. Griffith preached the funeral sermon. He expressed the sentiment of everyone present in saying that Sister Eastman was one of God’s noble women, and that the influence of her Godly life would live on forever. She was loved by all who knew her. Mrs. L. E. Terwilliger, Mrs. J. A. Hudgens and Mrs. W. J. Hickman were the singers. Mrs. Evelyn Hudgens was the accompanist. Songs that were used for the service were: "No, Never Alone", "Face To Face", and "The Eastern Gate." Interment was made in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bro. Brough of Denver, Bro. Daniels of Colo. Springs, Bro. Carlton of Boulder, Bro. Brockmiller of Rocky Ford, Bro. Roper of Ordway and Bro. J. A. Philips of Colorado Springs. The floral offerings banked across the front of the church bespoke the love esteem of a host of friends and relatives. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." – The Nazarene Weekly Call.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 9, 1947
Cassie (Bandt) Edwards, 1869-1936
Mrs. Herbert Edwards Laid to Rest Monday – Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Herbert Edwards, who passed away at her country home, 9 miles northeast of Wolbach, Friday afternoon. Rev. Walter Chittenden conducted the last rites and pallbearers were Tom McKelvey, Tom Dowd, Wesley Jackson, Austin Berney, Howard and Herbert Edwards. Interment was at Hillside cemetery. Mrs. Edwards had been a patient sufferer of arthritis for twelve years. For the past four and one half years she had spent her time in a wheel chair or confined to her bed. On Monday, she gradually sank into a coma, which lingered until Friday when lasting peace came to her pain-wrecked body. OBITUARY – Cassie Bandt, eldest daughter of F. W. and Caroline Bandt, was born May 11, 1869, near Ponca, Nebr. in Dixon County, and passed away at her farm home near Wolbach, November 13, 1936, at the age of 67 years 6 months and 2 days. In 1885, with her parents she moved to Bloomington, Kansas. At this place she met and later married Herbert Edwards on November 16, 1889, at Osbourne, Kansas. They lived near Bloomington, Kansas on a farm for one year and then moved to Nance County, Nebraska, on a farm which they later purchased and have since made their home. To this union were born seven children, five daughters and two sons all of whom are living: Mable Cox of Albion, Harvey of near Fullerton, Eunice Bintz of Osceola, Chancey who lives on a farm near his parents, Amy of Omaha, Lela Andersen of Belgrade and Hylda Belle Papst of Greeley. Besides her children and husband Mrs. Edwards leaves to mourn her departure twelve grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ettie Oakley of Wolbach, the only remaining member of the Bandt family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 19, 1936
Chauncey Herbert Edwards, 1899-1945
LAST RITES FOR C.H. EDWARDS – Prominent Wolbach Farmer Dies In Grand Island after Brief Illness – Chauncey Herbert Edwards, 45, prominent farmer in the Wolbach community, died Thursday of last week in a Grand Island hospital after a week’s illness. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lutheran church in Wolbach with Rev. C. B. Harmon officiating. Burial was in Hillside cemetery. The pallbearers: Tom McKelvey, Frank Berney, A. J. Larsen, Carroll Thompson, Buster Andersen and Karal Bockman. Flowerbearers were members of the Happy Hour club. The Lutheran choir furnished music. Born near Wolbach on July 3, 1899, Mr. Edwards was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Edwards. On February 15, 1926 he was married to Grace Mary Morris. Surviving are his wife and three sons, Edward Harold, Larry Lee, and Virgil Chauncey. Also surviving are five sisters and one brother. They are Mrs. Mabel Cox of Albion, Harvey Edwards of Denver, Mrs. Eunice Bintz of Osceola, Amy Edwards of Omaha, Mrs. Lela Stuben of Portland, Ore., and Mrs. Hildbell Bapst of Neola, Ia. Mrs. J. B. Oakley of Wolbach is an aunt of the deceased. Out-of-town relatives and friends here to attend the last rites included Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morris, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Morris of Los Angeles, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Edwards of Denver, Amy Edwards of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Cox and son of Albion, Mr. and Mrs. A B. Bintz and daughter of Osceola, Mrs. Nedelia Messner of Fullerton, Mrs. Ben Rundall of Orchard, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Morris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Terry of Grand Island, J. Ryan and daughter of Cedar Rapids.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, January 25, 1945
Herbert Edwards, 1866-1937
Herbert Edwards Laid to Rest – Wednesday afternoon last rites were held for Herbert Edwards, 71, Nance county farmer who passed away at his home nine miles north east of Wolbach Monday evening following many years of failing health. Services were conducted from the Trinity Lutheran church with the Rev. Walter Chittenden, former pastor, now of McCool, in charge. Interment was made in the Hillside cemetery with Dert Stokes, Ben Rundall, Frank Berney, James Dowd, Vernon Morris and Roy Bissell as pall bearers. Herbert Edwards, son of Martha and Edward Edwards, was born May 7th, 1866, at Clum, Shropshire, England, and passed to his reward at his farm near Wolbach, Nebr., November 15, 1937, at the age of 71 years, six months and eight days. In 1882, with his brother Dick, he came to the United States, locating in Wisconsin where he worked for about two years. He then came to Nebraska and made his home with his brother, later going to Bloomington, Kansas, at which place he met and later married Cassie Bandt on November 16, 1889, at Osborne, Kansas. They lived near the former place for about a year, then moving to Nance county to a farm which they later purchased and since made their home. To this union were born seven children, five daughters, and two sons, all of whom are living; Mabel E. Cox of Albion, Nebr., Harvey F. Edwards of Monroe, Eunice L. Bantz of Osceola, Chauncey Edwards who lives on a farm near his father’s home, Amy C. Edwards of Omaha, Lela M. Anderson of Belgrade and Hylda Belle Papst of Greeley. Mrs. Edwards preceded her husband in death just one year ago. Mr. Edwards was baptized in childhood and became a member of the Church of England. During his residence near Wolbach he had made a host of friends. Those who mourn his passing beside his children are twelve grandchildren, and Mrs. Martha Lickty, a niece, his only living relatives in this country, who has made her home with him the past year. Friends in this and the Olive community join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved children.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, November 18, 1937
Emma (Mattern) Ellingson, 1880-1916
Obituary Taken from the Winnetoon, Neb., Pioneer. The death of Mrs. Martin Ellingson last Tuesday, November 28th, 1916, came as a great shock to hundreds of friends in this community. Telephone messages several days before told of her sudden illness and summoned her parents, sisters and brothers to her bedside at her home in Greeley, but hopes were led out for her recovery. Mrs. Emma Mattern Ellingson was born on the old Mattern homestead two miles north of Winnetoon, Neb., January 13, 1880, and passed away at her home at Greeley, Nebr., Tuesday morning, November 28, 1916, at the age of 36 years, 10 months and 15 days. She was married to Martin Ellingson February 6, 1900, and to this union four children were born, Marvin, Eva, Eileen and James. Her childhood and young womanhood days were spent on the old homestead with the exception of the time she was away from home teaching school. She leaves to mourn her loss, husband, four children, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mattern, five sisters and two brothers, Mrs. P. C. Sando of Creighton, Mrs. Joe Schwartz of Winnetoon, Mrs. Will Carroll of Dallas, S. D., Marie, Clara and Ed Mattern of Creighton and Joe Mattern of Winnetoon, besides many other relatives and hosts of friends everywhere. "Echos of the days gone by" bring to the writer memories of girlhood days when we were girls together and attended the summer school at the Plainview Normal and that same friendship has been ours together during the years of continual acquaintance and we will always remember those happy yesterdays. She was a kind and dutiful wife and mother and by her lovable character radiated sunshine to all within the radius of her presence. Her first and last thoughts were always for the comfort and happiness of home and her loved ones. To those four children, Marvin, Eva, Eileen and James to whose eyes spring tears at the thought of the dear face they never more shall see, the sweet voice whose silence wrings their hearts, we would say that the memory of that good mother’s devotion is the best guide along the pathway of life. Let them be ever careful to do nothing that would in any way bring pain or sorrow to that mother’s heart, for even death cannot make a mother’s heart insensible to the needs or acts of her children. To the husband who has lost his helpmate, true and thorough, the friends everywhere extend sincerest sympathy. The parents, sisters, brothers and relatives have the sincere sympathy of the people of this community as well as the legion of friends everywhere, for wherever Emma Ellingson was known, she made friends who will keenly feel the loss of her bright and cheery ways. Funeral services were held at the St. Ludgerous Catholic church at Creighton, Friday, December 1st, 1916, at 10 o’clock a.m. conducted by Rev. Father Windolph, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, January 4, 1917
Cynthia Ann Elliott, 1868-1932
MRS. ELLIOTT, PIONEER, DEAD – Funeral Services Held For Wolbach Woman Sunday Afternoon – Last rites for Mrs. Ann Elliott, 75, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Wolbach Methodist church. Rev. W. L. Elliott officiated. Burial was in the Glenwood cemetery near Palmer. The pallbearers were Jacob Hansen, W. L. Cartwright, E. L. Johnson, Dr. A. H. Holm, M. E. Fitzsimmons and Fred Elliott. Mrs. Elliott died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Weiser at Wolbach. She had been in ill health for several months and made her home with her daughter since March 18. Cynthia Ann Elliott was born June 3, 1868 at Marysville, Mo. She grew to womanhood there and in 1885 she was united in marriage to William David Elliott at Marysville. In 1888 Mr. and Mrs. Elliott moved to a farm near Fullerton, where they made their home for 16 years. They moved to a farm east of Wolbach, where they lived until 1925, when they moved to Wolbach. Mr. Elliott died March 5, 1932. Two sons also preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters and six sons. They are Mrs. Fred Scott, Portland, Ore., Mrs. W. A. Pickrel, Parma, Ida., Mrs. W. E. McIntyre, Grand Island; Mr. O. R. Ross, Casper, Wyo., Mrs. Lloyd Weiser, Wolbach; William, James, Orval and Jess of Reno, Nev., George of Los Angeles; Delbert of Grand Island. Thirty grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother also survive.
Greeley Citizen, Greeley, Nebraska, Thursday, June 17, 1943
Joan Elliott, 1930-1930
Obituary – Joan Elliot was born at Kingsland, Kansas, August 29, 1930 and died at Brule, Nebr., December 19, 1930, aged 3 months and 20 days. She was the child of George Elliott and Mrs. Eva Elliott. The body was brought to Wolbach for burial. Funeral services were held at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Elliott, conducted by Dr. R. A. White. She leaves to mourn the loss, her parents, grandparents and four other members of the family. The stricken parents formerly lived in this community and have the sympathy of the people. The burial was in Hillside Cemetery.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 25, 1930
William David Elliott, 1859-1932
Dave Elliott Passes On – After several months of serious illness Dave Elliott died at his home in Wolbach about 8:00 p.m. last Saturday afternoon at the age of 73 years and 22 days. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Wolbach at 1:30 p.m. Monday after which the remains were taken to Palmer and interred at Glenwood cemetery at that place. Another short service was held at the grave. Mr. Elliott was well known in this vicinity as a man of more than ordinary strength and vitality, and during most of the time up until a few months before his death was able to do a full quota of work, equally or excelling that of many men in their prime. The many friends extend their sympathy to the bereaved family. OBITUARY – William David Elliott was born February 12, 1859 at Marysville, Missouri. Died at his home in Wolbach, Nebr., March 5, 1932. He was united in marriage to Miss Ann Watson in 1885. In 1888 they settled near Fullerton, Nebr. where they resided about 16 years, later moving to the neighborhood of Wolbach, where he remained the rest of his life. Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters and six sons; Mrs. Fred Scott of Hastings, Nebraska, Orville of Coquille, Oregon, George of Glad, Kansas, Mrs. O. R. Ross of Brule, Nebr.; James and Jess of Fremont, Nebr.; Mrs. Jack Pickeral; Mrs. Lloyd Weiser; Mrs. W. E. McIntyre; Delbert and Wm F. all of Wolbach. Two other sons proceeded him in death. Besides his wife and children he leaves 29 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and a host of relatives and friends. Card of Thanks – We wish to take this means of expressing our sincere thanks to our many kind friends for their deeds of kindness, helpfulness and sympathy during the long illness and at the time of the death of our beloved husband and father. We are grateful too, for the floral gifts. Mrs. W. D. Elliott and family.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, March 10, 1932
Sidney L. Erskine, 1899-1926
SIDNEY ERSKINE DIES – The sad news reached this community that Sidney Erskine, who lived at Sioux City, Iowa, died early Tuesday morning. He had been very ill but a few days. Mrs. and Mrs. Erskine, son Sewell, and daughter Mrs. Harry Russell of Fullerton were called to his bedside but were unable to reach him before he had passed away. He had suffered an attack of flu and was then taken with a case of acute appendicitis. The news of his death is a distinct shock to this community, as he was well known and had many friends and acquaintances here. As this is written we have no report as to the funeral preparations.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, April 29, 1926
OBITUARY OF SIDNEY L. ERSKINE – From the Sioux City Journal: Following an illness of only three days, Sidney L. Erskine, proprietor of the Cecilian Park garage, died at a hospital Tuesday evening (April 27) after an operation for appendicitis. Coming to Sioux City six years ago, Mr. Erskine engaged in the garage business under the firm name of Erskine & Brasfield, later becoming the sole owner of the establishment. He was a member of the Morningside Presbyterian church and the Morningside Commercial club. Born July 3, 1899 at Ticonic, Ia., he later went to Ewing, Neb., where he graduated from the Ewing high school with the class of 1917. In September, 1921, he married Miss Evadne Moor of Inman, Neb. In addition to his widow, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Erskine of Wolbach, Nebr., two brothers, Alden of Sioux City and Sewell of Wolbach, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Russell of Fullerton, Nebr. – Sioux City Journal. Buried at Inman – The remains of Sidney Erskine was taken to Inman, Holt county, Wednesday of last week, and the funeral service held there Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Erskine, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Russell and Sewell Erskine motored form Sioux City to Inman to attend the funeral and came on to Fullerton Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Erskine and Sewell came on home Friday morning. Alden Erskine who accompanied the body from Sioux City to Inman, drove down to Wolbach Sunday for a few days visit before returning to his work at Sioux City.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, May 6, 1926
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